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Tenure Track Faculty Positions in The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, The University of Alabama

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Seeks applications for three tenure-track faculty positions

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at The University of Alabama invites applications for three tenure track faculty positions. While all applications will be considered, highest priority will be given to candidates with expertise in a) astronautics, b) composite and multifunctional materials, or c) computational modeling and simulation of phenomena relevant to flight vehicles. It is anticipated that successful candidates will join the faculty at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, although exceptional candidates may be considered for higher rank depending upon experience and qualifications.

With 14 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, the AEM department ( enrolls 200+ undergraduate students in the ABET-accredited BSAE program and 50+ graduate students in the MS and PhD programs.   The AEM department is currently experiencing an era of unprecedented growth and expansion.   The AEM department benefits from the University’s rapid expansion in terms of facilities, including the recent construction of the $300 million Engineering and Science Quad.  This four building complex provides over 900,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research and instructional space, the majority of which is devoted to the College of Engineering.

The University of Alabama is located on a beautiful 1,168 acre residential campus in Tuscaloosa, a dynamic and resilient community of over 150,000. The Tuscaloosa community provides rich cultural, educational, and athletic activities for a broad range of lifestyles.    With technology-oriented government/industrial research centers (including the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center) in north Alabama and a growing aviation industrial sector (including Airbus aircraft manufacturing and engineering centers) in south Alabama, The University of Alabama is centrally located in Alabama’s north-south aerospace corridor.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate degree in aerospace engineering or a  closely related  field.  Applicants  are  to  submit:  a  letter  of  application,  a detailed CV, statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information for at least three professional references.   Successful applicants are expected to: develop a strong externally funded research program, demonstrate  a  commitment  to  excellence  in  teaching  and  mentoring  of students, and provide service to the profession, university, college and AEM department.  All application materials must be submitted via The University of Alabama’s employment website ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Semih Olcmen, Department of Aerospace   Engineering   and  Mechanics,   Box  870280,  The  University  of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0280 or sent by e-mail to

Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.   The University of Alabama is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, Title IX, Section 504, ADA employer.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience level.

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